Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. It is when we show off a book from our TBR that we’re looking forward to reading.
In an epic fantasy kingdom inspired by African legends, a young assassin finds himself hunted by the brothers and sisters he has trained alongside since birth.
A teenaged assassin is hunted by his own Brotherhood as he seeks to uncover a supernatural conspiracy before it’s too late
Neythan is one of five adolescents trained and raised together by a mysterious brotherhood of assassins known as the Shedaím. When Neythan is framed for the murder of his closest friend, he pursues his betrayer, and in so doing learns there’s far more to the Brotherhood, and even the world itself, than he’d ever thought possible.
I was lucky enough to get an arc of this and I plan on reading it this month in Namibia because “African inspired fantasy”! I notice on GR not a lot of people have read this and one of the reviews said it was “dry and emotionless” while others were thoroughly impressed. I also noticed that on Netgalley the reviews weren’t that great with people saying the book was slow and some saying it was badly written, but as you can guess I chose this book mostly because it’s another diverse/mythology inspired fantasy and is ideal for where I’m going 😛 Myself due to what the good reviews say, the richness of the story and setting, I can’t imagine not liking this, in fact the lowest rating I’ve ever given to a mythology inspired fantasy is three stars. But anyway, time will tell I guess.. oh boy does this sound good though 😀